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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Python port development
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-08 12:58:48

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Hi,
> as many here probably know, the strategic direction for Boost.Build
> is the
> use of Python as implementation language, which should bring a lot of
> benefits. For more detailed rationale, see:
> The port has got so far as to build "hello, world" with gcc, but then
> stalled.
> Fortunately, my employer, CodeSourcery, has a sabbatical program, and
> completing a Python port of Boost.Build was approved as the goal of
> my own sabbatical. I'll have 4 almost-full-time weeks, starting next
> Monday, Jule 12.
> Of course, I'll be asking for feedback, so don't be surprised when I
> start to post design questions.

 I realize that this is off topic - but really curious as to why you've
selected python rather than C++
for this effort. Would you care to list you're reason(s)?

Robert Ramey

> Thanks,

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